25 years ago a 13 year old Hungarian boy called Janus Molnar was travelling by car to a Junior Table Tennis Tournament when tragically the car violently swerved and crashed into a tree, Janus and his mother were killed instantly. Janus loved Table Tennis and was the Hungarian Cadet Champion, all his aspirations of becoming one of the best players in Europe wiped out in a split second. His Club members at BVSC in Budapest were devastated but they decided to put all their energy into creating a Tournament in his memory which has now become one of the most prestigious on the European Junior Boy calendar and is in its 24thyear.
Jonathan Mooney and Max Skelton both entered the Molnar Open. In the Cadet Boys, Jonathan got to the querter finals and Max got to the last 16. In the Junior Boys event, Jonathan won his group and Max was runner-up. Both of them lost in the next round to players from the BVSC club. A full event report, with some photos, is available on the link below:
Thanks to Allen Robson for writing the report